Helping to guide you through difficult journeys
Are you struggling with issues such as anxiety, depression or trauma?
Sometimes you can find yourself in distress and the right person to help can be difficult to find. I can help you identify what led to your problem, what maintains it and what you can practically do about it in a compassionate way.
I am a fully accredited British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapist (BABCP) Cognitive Behavioural Therapist based in Lurgan, Co. Armagh (Northern Ireland) and I’m here to support you on your journey towards understanding and addressing your difficulties with depression, anxiety and trauma with practical evidence based solutions.
I am a warm, compassionate and friendly psychologist who has a great deal of understanding and knowledge relating to mental health. My focus is always on the context, working with you to help understand your difficulties, reduce their impact and try to prevent them from reoccurring.
Cognitive Behavioural & Compassion Focused Therapy
One off Assessment, Guidance and Recommendations
Mindfulness and Compassion Sessions (Stand alone or set of 6/Group or Individual)
I can also provide a psychological assessment and report on current difficulties and their impact to employers (and others). Please note: this is not a diagnosis service.
I am currently working evenings and weekends and have limited space for clients
Fees: £60 for face to face sessions*,
£55 remote sessions,
£85 for a one off assessment,
£120 for assessment and report,
£50 clinical supervision
Current Availability (06/05/2023):
Unfortunately, I have limited availability at present.
Face to Face Appointments:
Monday fortnightly at 6 pm
Friday fortnightly at 6 & 7pm
Free consultation by phone or video-conferencing to explore suitability
*(Links Counselling is behind Sportsdirect and at the entrance to Emmanuel Church)
"Compassion is the courage to descend into the reality of human experience"
A BIT ABOUT COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY (CBT)
What is it?
CBT is an evidenced based, short, problem focused style of therapy. In a nutshell, CBT helps us to explore the meaning we have taken from situations and how this affects us in terms of our thoughts, how we act, our emotions and physical sensations. In CBT, we work with tackling negative thoughts and acting in a more helpful way to manage how we feel in terms of our emotions and physical sensations. As shown in the picture above, these are all interrelated.
Is there evidence to support this therapy?
CBT is without a doubt, the most researched psychotherapy for depression, anxiety and trauma. It has been found to have good evidence for reducing symptoms for all of these conditions and is recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) among many other organisations.
If you would like to explore options for an appointment and find out if you are suitable for this therapy, please either email me or use the contact form. I should be in contact within 3-5 days of receiving your email.